5 Rules for Avoiding a Cyber Liability Nightmare


Almost two years ago, the country was rocked by the Target data breach. Since then tens of companies and even the federal government have been hacked, making the fear of a data breach ever more pressing for businesses, big and small, public and private.  Luckily, there are at least five things you can do to avoid a cyber liability nightmare.

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 1. Don’t Store Credit Card Data On Your Servers & Do Use 3rd Party Platforms

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CEO & founder of 80sTees.com, got hacked in 2012 by thieves who accessed his customer’s data. He now uses order management platform, Order Motion, and ecommerce platform Shopify. “These are companies that process billions of dollars of transactions, and therefore have the capability to hire much smarter people who are focused on security.”

2. Purchase High End Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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Don’t settle for free or no-name versions of security software to protect your company email and site-based malware.  Go with a reputable brand and service, even if it means spending a little bit of money.

3. Make Sure Your Employees Know The Risks and What to Look Out For

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Workers need to know what to look out for so they aren’t fooled by malware-infected emails or tricked into disclosing passwords.

4. Opt For 2-Factor Authentication

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Safety may mean that employees have do a little more work to access the servers, networks, and data they need. Educate them as why the company needs these protocols to help them  better understand and even support the new networking safety standards.

5. Install On Site Security Cameras

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Though they’re not wired directly into the online systems you are trying to protect, on-site security cameras can be great for getting a look at who is accessing your company’s server rooms and who is parking outside your office attempting to hack into your wireless routers.

 

If you are interested in knowing more contact a free insurance consultant at www.coverwallet.com

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